Features December 2008 Issue

Green and Clean: Multitasking Shower Kit

With labeling that advertises "Simple is better" and "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without," J.R. Liggett’s products appear to be made for sailors. And what boat owner doesn’t love multifunction stuff? J.R. Liggett’s products take multitasking to a whole new level: The soap bars can be used for shaving and washing your body, hair, or laundry. The company’s Natural Traveler Kit includes the handmade, all-in-one shampoo/soap bar, a recycled-plastic travel case with drain hole and shower hook, and a camp-style face cloth. Testers liked the convenience of the traveling case, which holds one soap and the face cloth. We used it for all advertised purposes and found that it works well as a soap and laundry wash. It rinsed away with little water, but did not lather in salt water. One 3.5-ounce bar equals 24 ounces of liquid shampoo, according to the maker.

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